Mercaptopurine Tablets (box of 100 tablets)
Mercaptopurine Tablets (blister of 10 tablets)
Mercaptopurine Tablets (box of 100 tablets)
Mercaptopurine Tablets (blister of 10 tablets)
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Mercaptopurine Tablets

Mercaptopurine Tablets are an antimetabolite medicine indicated for lymphoblastic leukemia. The quality of this pharmaceutical drug is guaranteed due to AdvaCare Pharma's strict adherence to ISO and GMP guidelines during the manufacturing process.



What is Mercaptopurine?

Therapeutic Class:

Active Ingredients: Mercaptopurine

Mercaptopurine Tablets are an antineoplastic drug used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It may be used alone or in combination with other chemotherapy drugs. This drug is also effective against autoimmune diseases, particularly Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis, though it is not a first-line defense.

Mercaptopurine is an antimetabolite. It works by blocking or slowing down the growth of certain cancer cells, which eventually kills the cancer cells. The active ingredient is also an immunosuppressant, which is why it is effective for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. Mercaptopurine is also called “6-mercaptopurine” or “6-MP.”

AdvaCare is a GMP manufacturer of Mercaptopurine Tablets. This medication is produced in our factories in China, India, and the USA. We routinely inspect our production facilities to ensure our products meet quality and safety standards.

Why are we a trusted Mercaptopurine manufacturer?

AdvaCare Pharma manufactures a variety of oncology medications, including Mercaptopurine Tablets, at GMP-certified facilities. We are committed to producing cost-effective, high-quality cancer treatments that meet the highest industry standards and are readily available to cancer patients worldwide. Our global reach extends to over 65 markets, where we supply our products to distributors, hospitals, pharmacies, NGOs, and government institutions.


What is Mercaptopurine used for?

It is used to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases. It is typically used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia, in conjunction with methotrexate.

Mercaptopurine is used to treat many autoimmune diseases, including:

  • acute idiopathic polyneuritis
  • Crohn's disease
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • systemic lupus erythematosus
  • ulcerative colitis

How should Mercaptopurine Tablets be used?

This medication has been manufactured to be taken by mouth. It should be taken 1-2 hours before consuming milk or dairy products, as they have high levels of xanthine oxidase, which lowers the effectiveness of Mercaptopurine.

These tablets should be handled carefully, as this drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs. Be sure to wash hands thoroughly after handling the tablet. For extra precaution, those who are not using this medication should use gloves and a mask while handling the tablet.

What dose should be taken?

For adults and children, the usual dose is 1.5 to 2.5mg per kg, but the dosage is dependent on the individual patient's situation and disease.

Refer to a doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.

Side Effects

As with all pharmaceuticals, some unwanted effects can occur from the use of Mercaptopurine (6-mercaptopurine or 6-MP).

Common side effects of Mercaptopurine include, but may not be limited to:

  • diarrhea
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • tiredness
  • vomiting

Seek medical attention if the following develop:

  • severe allergic reaction (such as rash, itching, hives, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face lips or tongue)
  • darkening of the skin
  • dysentery
  • symptoms of bleeding from the mouth
  • abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • fever
  • chills
  • unusual growths or lumps

For a comprehensive list of all possible effects from Mercaptopurine, Consult a doctor.

If any symptom persists or gets worse, or you notice any other symptom, then please call your doctor immediately.


Do NOT use Mercaptopurine Tablets if:

  • You are allergic to Mercaptopurine.
  • You have previously taken Mercaptopurine or thioguanine and your cancer did not respond to it.
  • You are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
  • You have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances.
  • You have liver or kidney problems.
  • You have an infection or have a history of prolonged infections, or you have recently had a vaccination.
  • You have a history of bone marrow problems or anemia.

Other medicine may interact with Mercaptopurine, these include allopurinol aminosalicylates or medicines that may weaken the immune system, such as warfarin. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking before your treatment with Mercaptopurine (6-mercaptopurine or 6 MP) Tablets.

The use of Mercaptopurine Tablets during pregnancy or breastfeeding should be avoided. Consult a doctor or healthcare professional before treatment.

Driving or operating machinery is okay, as the medication does not cause dizziness or drowsiness.

*Regulatory compliance may vary according to production standard, import requirements and/or manufacturing origin.

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